Let’s satisfy the craving without the guilt, digestive maladies, and calorie explosion. I’m talking about Kelp Noodles. And before you let the kelp part throw you, here’s a list of helpful facts.
- Does NOT taste like seaweed
- Clear, rice-noodle like color, taste, and texture
- Does not require cooking
- Gluten and sugar free
- Softens quickly when soaked in warm water, lemon juice and baking soda for 10 minutes
- Loaded with minerals — magnesium, calcium, zinc, & iron
- Great for improved Thyroid health
- anti inflammatory food
This dish has all the aroma and flavor of the savory Thai food we love with a fraction of the calories.
- 1 package clear Kelp noodles (like this 12 oz package)
- 1 organic zucchini, chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 3/4 cup broccoli sprouts
- 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup organic raw cashews
- 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped for garnish (or mixed in – your choice ;))
- 1 Tablespoon Bragg Aminos (or Tamari)
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice, fresh squeezed
- 1 Tablespoon raw almond butter
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil (optional)
- 2 teaspoons Maple syrup or raw agave
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Start by placing one package of Kelp noodles in a bowl with 3 cups of water (or enough to cover the noodles) and 1/2 – 1 juiced lemon, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Let sit to soften while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. About 10 minutes.
Chop your veggies and combine in a large bowl with cashews. Set aside. Make the sauce by adding all ingredients to a tall cup and emulsifying with a hand blender like this one.
Drain your noodles and rinse well. Add to your bowl, toss with sauce and serve garnished with fresh chopped cilantro.
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